Subject: Raildate 2nd November 2012
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/11/2012, 16:27
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Interested in railway history?  There's a phone app for that...
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Scottish Borders: a region without railway stations
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Men Of The Footplate - a 1939 LMS documentary
West Somerset Railway Autumn Gala, 4th October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Video of The Jacobite, September/October 2012
Fort William-Polmont railtour, 27th October
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A recent exploration of Morcott tunnel on the LNWR Rugby & Stamford branch
And one of Bowshank Tunnel on the NBR Waverley Route
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Hams Hall Intermodal services
Depot planning system
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

More on the dazzle camouflage used on ships in WW1
Coulson Flying Tankers - the world's largest flying boats ever flown operationally
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Dominic Beglin has uploaded his latest book on the subject of Irish railway operations and
signalling.  It covers from north Dublin to Derry showing the cabins, signalling systems and
items of interest along the way, with input from other photographers as well as Dominic's own
in a 172 page book.  There are full colour and b&w photographs, some full and double page
spreads, and technical details and drawings.  To preview the book, go to:

Other books in the series cover south Dublin to Rosslare and across to Waterford and Limerick
and the Dungarvan line:
Limerick to Limerick Junction and the Ballybrophy branch with part of the Western rail
Cork to Mallow and Thurles with the Cobh, Middleton and Youghal branches:



West Coast Main Line: Rail franchise process 'was flawed' (you don't say...)

DfT knew it risked legal challenge over West Coast franchise

London Midland cancellations raised in House of Lords

London Midland driver shortage hits 37 trains

Thameslink contract review is still not needed, McLoughlin tells MPs

Coming soon: Lynn to London trains every 30 minutes

Anti-tank mines stolen from train in Warrington

And recovered

Award for founder of Railway Children charity

Barnstaple branch blocked by road accident (contrary to text, one train was held at Barnstaple
until the site was declared safe for trains)

Ufton Nervet crossing 'to be replaced with bridge'

Bus trapped on Manningtree railway crossing: Driver fined

London Bridge station refurbishment

Closure of Stalybridge signal box

Crossrail tunnelling machine "Elizabeth" lowered into position

Apprentices are on track to learn about railway industry

Heathrow rejects Gatwick rail link plan

Man killed after being hit by train

Holyrood urged to reduce rail subsidies

Borders Railway costs up another £50m

Borders to Edinburgh railway announcement due 'shortly'

Luxury trains to run on re-opened Borders Railway

The Borders Railway: ‘This is a line that was built to last’

Llandudno railway station: Detailed design work starts

Cardiff-Newport rail lines reopen after chemical spill

Lobbyists welcome increased usage of Larne railway line

Woman hurt after railway incident at Clipperstown

Central Line passengers stuck in Tube tunnel as train hits object

The rise of rail nostalgia

Project to recreate historic locomotive completes production of first parts

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway reopens after £1m repairs

Quarry Hunslet restored on Launceston Steam Railway

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway reopens

Training centre proposed on Strathspey Railway

Ropley depot update

Swanwick Junction arson attack ruins model railway

Storm Sandy: New York FDR Drive slipway underwater

Storm Sandy: Getting New York moving again

Slide show of Damage to New Jersey Transit

Shutdown of New York Transport systems due to Hurricane Sandy

Centenary of Grand Central station, New York

Rhätischen Bahn tour list & prices for 2013

Union Pacific 150th anniversary celebration

Train collision in Slovakia leaves 19 injured

Final whistle for old Thailand train display

Dar es Salaam suburban service introduced.

Luxury train launched in India

600th Delhi metro coach delivered

David Cameron knew about Ford cuts before giving grant

Manganese Bronze makes 156 redundancies

Jeff’s coaches goes into administration

Stagecoach to acquire Wigan area network from First Group

Stagecoach group using biodiesel

Fatal bus accident in County Navan

Hybrid buses enter service in Bath

New bridge at Walton on Thames

Scilly helicopter flight link ends

Ryanair 'growing like gangbusters', says O'Leary

Ryanair jobs at Liverpool, Manchester and East Midlands promised

BMI Regional launches as independent operator

BMI Regional unveils new Aberdeen to Bristol flights

Southsea's South Parade Pier closed over safety concerns

World War I shipwreck project launched

Inquiry into Eurotunnel purchase of Sea France ferry service

Cross Channel Ferries collide of Calais

HMS Bounty abandoned amid Hurricane Sandy

Seven-foot bronze statue will honour Staffordshire’s mining heritage

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



03/11/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  Making the most of small spaces

03/11/12    BBC2 1915-2015
           "Dambusters Declassified"  The true story

04/11/12    BBC4 1900-2000
           "The Golden Age of Canals"  After WW2

04/11/12    Channel 4 2000-2100
           "How Britain Worked"  3/6 Restoration projects in Llandudno

05/11/12    BBC1 South West 1930-2000
           "Inside Out"  The world heritage status of Cornwall's tin mines

06/11/12    BBC4 2000-2100
           "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"  Making the most of small spaces

07/11/12    Channel 5 1900-2000
           "Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers"  8/8

07/11/12    BBC4 2000-2030
           "Britain's Best Drives"  4/6 Lake District

07/11/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "How Safe Are Britain's Roads?"  2/2

08/11/12    BBC2 2100-2200
           "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  1/5 London-Monte Carlo



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes.

02/11/12    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Fright Night Train

02/11/12-   Model Engineer Exhibition
04/11/12    Sandown Park Racecourse

03/11/12    Solent Railwayana Auctions
           Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL
           Viewing: 0800, Start: 1000

03/11/12    Wensleydale Railway: Bedale Bonfire Express

03/11/12-   Wight Model Railway Group 2012 Exhibition
04/11/12    Medina Leisure Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX
           1000-1700 both days
           Raildater Derek Gillkerson will be attending with Boden-Am-See

03/11/12-   Leawood Pumping Station Open Day

04/11/12    Farnham & District MRC Open Day
           Wrecclesham Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Farnham, GU9 8TJ
           Admission £1, refreshments available

04/11/12    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: End of Season Winter Parade

05/11/12    Great Central Railway: Bonfire Night

09/11/12    Business Archives Council of Scotland & Scottish Council on Archives
           Meet the Archivists Day at the Centre for Business History in Scotland
           Workshop will be held at the University of Glasgow
           Programme includes:
           - Academics on business themes & evidence used in their research
           - Perspectives on business archives: a discussion with archivists
           - Meet the Archivists: lunch and archive displays
           - Finding business archive collections: guide to online resources
           - A review of using business archives for academic research
           Information available:
           The event is FREE but registration is required at

11/11/12    Moors Valley Railway: Tank Engine Day

16/11/12    Newbury and District Transport Group
           Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1JA
           "Newbury and District Motor Services" by Paul Lacey
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome
           1930-2200 (approx) - doors open 1900

17/11/12    American Model RailRoad Group, Gosport: Public Running Meet & Mini Exhibition
           St Mary's Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2ET
           Opens at 1030
           Adult: £1 adults, Child: 50p

Cheers, Howard.
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